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Is there something you wish you had the nerve to do? Welcome to, you've Got Nerve, the podcast that teaches you how to conquer your fears, upgrade your mindset, and get up the nerve to go after whatever you want. If you wish you had the guts to go all in on your goals, dreams, and desires, this show is for you. I'm master certified life coach Susan Hyatt, and I am so excited for you to join me on this journey. In today's episode, I'm coming at you solo to talk about a really important topic. So contrary to popular belief, burnout isn't a foregone conclusion. It's not uncommon to hear women talk about how exhausted and depleted they feel. And maybe you feel that way right now too. And for many of us, it seems that burnout is not just possible. It's inevitable. But what if we could shift this narrative?
What if instead of burnout, we made joy inevitable? And when I talk about burnout, I'm talking about a state of chronic physical and emotional exhaustion, often accompanied by feelings of detachment cynicism. It can result in a decline in creativity, energy and performance, feelings of helplessness, and even well, usually health problems. And while both men and women can experience burnout, let me tell you something. All the recent studies show that women are more susceptible. I mean dramatically higher rates of burnout among women, particularly working mothers. So this is because of the challenges that women experience juggling work, family responsibilities along with societal pressures and expectations. A less discussed gap called the exhaustion gap. And the exhaustion gap reflects the disproportionate level of fatigue, burnout, and general weariness that women experience compared to men. Don't at me. Okay, go Google it. It's research backed. Why is this happening? Well, lemme tell you. Unequal distribution of domestic work, household chores, child raising and eldercare, often fall on women leading to the double shift, the job after the job. Emotional labor. Women are typically the emotional pillars at home and at work. This constant process of understanding, managing and responding to emotional needs, often at the expense of our own, is draining societal expectations. Women often face pressure to do it all, be the best worker, the perfect,
Susan Hyatt (02:59):
The attentive partner. And these pressures create an environment where we feel the need to overextend ourselves constantly. The exhaustion gap impacts our health, productivity, and creativity, and it strains our relationships and weakens our ability to increase our wealth and our power. And what's clear is that if we get swept up in the stats and consider burnout inevitable, it's just bound to happen. But I'm here with some good news. We have the power to shift our path instead of resigning ourselves to burnout. Listen, we can take truly proactive steps to make sure that joy becomes our inevitable outcome. Okay? That's what we're about. So here are some ways to get on the path to joy. Self-awareness. Are you overworking? Are you exhausted? Are you taking on too much? Recognizing the signs early can help you make the necessary changes before it's too late. Prioritize self-care. Listen, this is non-negotiable.
Whether it's taking a day off or indulging in a favorite hobby, make sure you're setting aside time for yourself. Learning how to set boundaries. You've got to learn how to say no when necessary. So if you're constantly pushing yourself to meet others' expectations, you're setting yourself up for some serious burnout. Seek support, whether it's through a group program, a mastermind, coaching therapy, joining support groups, or simply talking to a friend. Sharing your feelings and challenges can make the journey easier. Celebrate small wins. Don't wait for significant milestones. Celebrate the small victories, the daily achievements, the quiet wins. This can shift your focus from what's lacking or what's overwhelming to a space of gratitude and joy. Stay connected. Research shows that individuals with strong social connections are less likely to experience burnout. Whether it's family, friends, or colleagues. Build your support squad thought work, incorporating thought work, mindfulness exercises, and meditation into your routine can significantly reduce stress and prevent burnout. When we believe something is inevitable, it shapes our actions, behaviors, and expectations. So then why not believe joy is inevitable? Yes, the statistics around women and burnout are alarming, but listen, knowledge is key. And they're
Susan Hyatt (05:56):
Just numbers. We have the power to rewrite our stories. We can change the narrative from one where burnout is the norm to one where joy is the guaranteed outcome. So burnout might come a knocking, but you have the choice to answer the door and invite it in. So let's make joy your inevitable destination. Now listen, I know many of you listening to this might say, okay, Susan Hyatt, easier said than done. Listen, knock, knock mofos, because I have resources, okay? And they're free. I want you to check the show notes because we're going to have a link to a replay of a masterclass that I just taught called Beyond Burnout. And listen, we had great attendance, we had lots of engagement. You're going to want to watch this masterclass. It's about an hour long, and I'm talking about the statistics that I mentioned in this podcast episode, as well as my Beyond Burnout prescription.
Alright? So we're going to link that in the show notes. And then also I want to just say, this is something that I talk about all the time with my clients and my mastermind peeps. I'm right now enrolling for My Beyond Mastermind. It starts November 15th, and when you join Beyond, you'll create a life where burnout isn't lurking around every corner. A life where you can achieve your goals and still have energy left to enjoy them. Past participants have landed six figure book deals, quit Jobs, launched businesses, gained the courage to leave toxic relationships, found the confidence to uproot life to a new city, and more on and on and on. I'm so proud of this program and my clients. It's just a powerful blend of inspiration, accountability, personalized coaching, and community that leads to huge results. So we're also going to put a link in the show notes to apply for the Beyond Mastermind. So let's make joy and fulfillment inevitable, not burnout.